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Title: Language, Action, Interaction
Edited By: Janusz Badio
Kamila Ciepiela
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264428
Series Title: Lodz Studies in Language
Description:

This book is a collection of articles covering the theme of interaction. Interaction combines two crucial elements: the intrapersonal and the interpersonal. Accordingly, the authors approach this issue from two complementary perspectives: from the internal and external or cognitive and social perspective. The papers that take the former perspective focus on cognitive bases of interaction, on the representation of motion, on metaphor and metonymy, or gestures, perception and cognition. The topic that dominates the papers that take the social stance towards the topic of interaction is identity. By applying a variety of new analytical tools and concepts, the authors show how we build images of ourselves through language, how society and institutions mould us into different categories, and how we negotiate our membership of these categories.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
English
French
Polish
Russian
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ISBN-13: 9783034312868
Pages: 146
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